|Start Weight:||(08 Aug 12) 284.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(13 May 13) 236.4 lb|
|Goal Weight:||160.0 lb|
following: Alli Assistance!
performance: losing 1.6 lb a week
I am a new mother. However, I had been gaining weight pretty steadily since I got with my fiance. I went from a situation where I had no car (so I walked everywhere) and hardly any money (so not having much money to spend on food), to a comfortable living with two incomes, and living too far to walk anywhere. I now realize these are weak excuses, but they are all that I have.
I saw my mother struggle with her weight, until her gastric bypass at age 40. I do not want my daughter to see this struggle from me. I want to be secure in a new lifestyle of physical activity and healthy eating.
It is not always easy, sometimes it is downright hard. I am an emotional/stress eater, and so this has been one of my biggest hurdles. Especially with the year I have had. I lost my brother in Afghanistan in January (while I was still barely post-partum), it was also the first day of school, so my last semester I felt like I was always trying to catch up because I was always so upset. Now I try to find the joyful things in my life, and am walking as often as possible because the weather is gorgeous now! And we only have a precious few months of cool weather here in North Texas.
I do not have mini goals, and therefore no "prize" waiting for me at the end. Yet. I might change that as a quarter of the way approaches!
Anyways, this rambling has come to an end.... for now. (Updated 10.04.12)